Just like that, it’s over. Ackquille Pollard, better known Bobby Shmurda, has officially accepted a plea deal in his conspiracy case in New York that will land him in prison for seven years. According to Billboard, the plea came on the eve of the trial, finally set to take place after two years of litigation. Shmurda will receive credit for time served, leaving him with five years remaining on his sentence. As a condition of the plea agreement he will not be allowed to appeal his case.
Chad Marshall, also known as Rowdy Rebel, also took a plea deal resulting in seven years of jail time. Per Billboard, the conditions of the deal state that all parties including Shmurda, Rowdy, and third co-defendant Nicholas McCoy, had to take the deal or none of them would receive the lighter sentencing.
The agreed upon charges for Shmurda included 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, which all told amounts to seven years, but that is reduced to five years due to time served. It should also be noted that this is a max sentence of seven years, meaning with good behavior or other mitigating circumstances, he could theoretically get out earlier. We will continue to follow this story as more details emerge.